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not known for even italy, which is not known for being particularly anti—russian in its sentiment and it has expelled two diplomats. joe, i thought it was interesting in the ft that it says the us has taken this action to expel 60 diplomats, not only in response to the salisbury attack. yes, of course. the us has also already put its own sanctions on russia and did that around the same time as the uk expelled its diplomats a couple of weeks ago. i think what we see is the fact that salisbury has been used as a sort of linchpin. yes, it was theresa may that first came out and pinned the uk reaction to that but as she set out in her original statement, it is about a pattern of russian behaviour that western countries have identified as being maligned and disruptive, and that includes alexander litvinenko, crimea, it even goes as far back as the invasion of georgia as well. this has been coming for a long time and you feel like the european and in america as well, european capitals
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in america, that this has been pressure that has been slowly building and slowly building and it has got to the point where leaders have simply decided that something has to be done, and something further than the sanctions they have taken so far. dia mentioned it has been seen as a diplomatic victory for theresa may, that has been reflected in most of the front pages. do you agree as well? when theresa may got the joint statement between france, germany, the uk and us that was a diplomatic victory, those four countries, leaders, had never issued a joint statement like that before so for that statement to be followed up with solid actions, and there have been lots of naysayers who said these leaders, the eu, these countries, would have tough words but wouldn't follow through. fall of those countries to follow through in a unified way and followed the uk's lead, it is a diplomatic victory for theresa may and that is reflected in the words from other european capitals and from other european capitals and from moscow as well. the next
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question is, what will the russian reaction beat, which is the focus of the front page on the eye newspaper. russia once the west, "we will strike back." what might happen? —— once the west. they are calling this provocation. we have become quite used to seeing the sort of behaviour from the russian embassy, even in this country, and in the us, the russian embassy in the us is holding a twitter poll, from what i understand, asking people to give them ideas on what to do next, or which us mission to close down in russia, i think, which us mission to close down in russia, ithink, the which us mission to close down in russia, i think, the story says. we are still waiting to see how russia reacts. but as joe was just saying, it is such a concerted effort, i think we can expect that something similar is going to happen. quite what they are going to do will be very interesting to see, particularly because it is felt that many in the putin government and the
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putin administration, didn't quite expect this from trump. and even last week when we were talking about all of this and thinking theresa may was going to get people together behind her, and rex tillerson, if you remember, he resigned and we realised he already knew he would go when he expressed his support for theresa may. we were not sure in this country how the us was going to respond. then you have that phone call between president trump and putin, and the story said president trump's aides said do not congratulate putin in block letters on his note but he went on and congratulated putin anyway on his election win. it is quite interesting that this move the us has taken, and i think it might have taken russia has taken, and i think it might have ta ken russia a has taken, and i think it might have taken russia a little bit by surprise as well. quick word. i think they have been put on the back foot by the scale of the response, and theirown foot by the scale of the response, and their own response, the way they
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have attacked the uk has changed from one of derision and dismissiveness, to the comments coming out today saying it is about the uk trying to improve its standing in the world in the wake of brexit. there is a definite change in tone in the way they are hitting back against it, and that's because they were not expecting such a big response. let's move on to the times and a story that is in several papers, anti—semites will destroy labour thomas senior mps warn, after what is seen in some quarters as corbyn's failure to act on perceived anti—semitism in the labour party even though he apologised twice now. joe, a senior mps, who are they? this was all off the back of some debate in the house of commons today, you have people like luciana burger, dame margaret hodge, john mann, louise ellman, people who have been around in the commons for quite a long time i have senior positions and run select committees and they
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are respected mps. they have been speaking at against what they see as jeremy corbyn's failure to act against this and it has all been sparked by these letters from key groups in the jewish community who held a protest outside parliament today. the stunning thing about this is there has been this huge outpouring over the last couple of days, and, jeremy corbyn, in his comments, he has been desperately trying to say i am not anti—semitic and i've been fighting it for years and i've been fighting it for years and years and fighting racism for years and years and it hasn't hit home for some reason. there is obviously something people see in his comments that are insincere and you have to ask the question, how did it get to this point where there isa did it get to this point where there is a protest about anti—semitism in labour happening outside the house of commons? it's interesting because there is a picture of that protest on the front of the guardian, jewish groups protest in labour anti—semitism row. how damaging do
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you think this is forjeremy corbyn? i think it is quite damaging. asjoe said the that such a large number of the jewish community felt the need to come out and protest like this is a sad thing for us as a country. i think what was slightly more damaging as well was when a pro—corbyn group, and again you don't know how much of mr corbyn's blessings and they had, but they took it upon themselves to stage a counter protest in support of mr corbyn. so i don't think that was a good look at either. asjoe said, he's apologised twice now and it will be interesting to see how far they go in implement the chakrabarti. .. no relation, commission, and some members of the jewish community have said that doesn't go far enough. we have to see what actions follow these words. joe, another story on the guardian, courier firm joe, another story on the guardian, courierfirm to drop
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joe, another story on the guardian, courier firm to drop fines and offer sick pay. what's all this about? so, as farasi sick pay. what's all this about? so, as far as i know, obviously there is as far as i know, obviously there is a huge push back against the geek culture at the moment and career firms, this particular company, dpd, will fall of this drive is sick pay and holiday pay and abolish fines for missing workforce of the government has had a push on this and is starting to target these companies and it feels like there is some thing happening now on this. because of time and i'm going to move on to your paper, dia commander rather worrying headline. global antibiotic consumption soars feeding spread of uk super bugs. why is it soaring? this is something we have been talking about in this country for a little while, we are becoming resista nt to for a little while, we are becoming resistant to antibiotics because they are being prescribed too quickly, perhaps. but we have been becoming aware of this in this country for a little while now. what this report finds is that in the developing countries, particularly
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they mention india here, china and turkey are also mentioned that india is looked at as a case study here. as people earn more, which is undoubtedly a good thing, there is access to drugs which is becoming easier. the bad side of that is a lot of unregulated antibiotics are entering the indian market, which people can afford to buy but they don't have enough information to know what side effects they are going to have if they take those drugs. some of the stuff coming out is quite scary, how little of it is regulated. i think the report says that only two thirds of the fixed dose combination antibiotics, which is the most harmful in terms of building resistance, sold in india have a record of regulatory
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approval. we wouldn't think that sort of thing happens in this country but it does happen in some parts of the world. because of immigration and because of tourism that resistance is coming over to this country as well. there is kind ofa this country as well. there is kind of a two pronged problem that the investigation highlights. part of it is that some of the big pharmaceutical companies who are forcefully marketing antibiotics that are regulated elsewhere in the world but are not in these countries, giving them sort of macho sounding names and really pushing them, and then the other problem is them, and then the other problem is the regulator isn't there, so as dia says these things can be bought over—the—counter sometimes without prescription. those two things coming together, the some of them means you have a huge increase in theiruse, means you have a huge increase in their use, 65% globally over the la st their use, 65% globally over the last 15 years. staying with drugs of a very different kind, the back page of the i, the uk's anti—doping agency targeted by cyber—attack. joe, this is the agency that holds
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thousands of sports stars‘ drug test details. this is a really interesting story against the backdrop of what is going on globally in the world at the moment. the uk anti—doping agency holds the medical records of premier league footballers, our top tennis players and top athletes, and also holds the records of how they did in doping tests, whether they have exemptions oi'i tests, whether they have exemptions on particular drugs and that kind of thing. it turns out that over the weekend the agency's london hq was subject to a cyber—attack. it was unsuccessful, the agency says. the fa ct unsuccessful, the agency says. the fact it is being targeted is a very interesting development, because a few years back the world anti—doping agency was also targeted by a group, it was claimed, by a group called fancy bears group which has russian connections as well. it throws it back into the global context of what is happening at the moment. back into the global context of what is happening at the momentm brings us back to the beginning of time, the old enemy, has caught up with us. dia and joe, thank you for
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talking to us. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — seven days a week at papers — and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. goodbye. time to update you with the weather prospects for the whole of the british isles over the next few days to ta ke british isles over the next few days to take us into the holiday weekend. it looks like the stuff of holidays, that was the case across devon for the first part of the day but then it changed, and it wasn'tjust devon, many areas came under the influence of this great shield of cloud rolling in from the atlantic,
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tied in with weather fronts, which threw the rest of the night will continue their journey ever northwards, ever further eastwards. quite a number of isobars around the centre of the low pressure as well. so, i would centre of the low pressure as well. so, iwould have centre of the low pressure as well. so, i would have thought that maybe the north—western quarter of scotla nd the north—western quarter of scotland and the western isles could see the wind is picking up, gusts of wind up to 45 mph, something of that order, and the rain eases towards the further north and east. some of it quite heavy as well. as the blanket of cloud and rain rolls over you it should at least keep the frost at bay. into tuesday morning and through the afternoon it doesn't make a lot of difference to the northern part of scotland, the rain or hill snow is the greater part of the day, at least the southern portion of the clears away. and where you get brightness temperature is responding to that, 12 or 13, possibly 111. is responding to that, 12 or 13, possibly 1a. make the most of that if you get to see those figures, and certainly the north—east of scotland won't, because by wednesday the heat, such as it is, is a long way
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away. wednesday, a markedly cooler day, many enjoying a fairly decent sort of day, but the northern isles and the south, for a time, cloud, wind and rain, and as i say, a cooler day wherever you are, whether you see sunshine or not, temperatures four in the northern isles and eight or nine further south. here we are on thursday, still the remnants of that front, a real nuisance across the northern isles, still quite windy coming in from the south—east. further south we have any area of cloud and rain. there is a new area of low pressure working its way towards the south—west, spreading the threat of rain up across the south of wales and the south—west, maybe some showers ahead of that up towards the midlands and northern ireland, temperatures nothing to write home about, nine, ten or11 temperatures nothing to write home about, nine, ten or 11 at the best. in the run—up to easter it will be a cool start and it turns milder, rain at times but also some sunshine. this is bbc news. i'm rebecca jones. the headlines at 11:00 — the biggest ever mass expulsion
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of russian diplomats in history as britain's alliesjoin pressure on moscow over the salisbury nerve agent attack. together, we have sent a message that we will not tolerate russia's attem pts that we will not tolerate russia's atte m pts to that we will not tolerate russia's attempts to flout international law and undermine our values. rival demonstrations outside parliament as jeremy corbyn apologises for a second time about the pain caused by anti—semitism in the labour party. southern nhs trust is fined £2 million over the deaths of patients teresa colvin and connor sparrowhawk. the judge called each case an "unnecessary human tragedy". 0n newsnight, we speak to tony
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